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This is the glaring flaw in the Denver Broncos' free agency this year.
It was made quite clear from the time the NFL lockout ended that Kyle Orton was one of, if not, the best quarterback on the market. Their should have been a few possible suitors for Orton: San Francisco, Seattle, Cincinnati, Tennessee, and Miami.
To the Broncos defense, some of these just didn't work out. Cincinnati stubbornly didn't pursue a big-name QB, Tennessee went with veteran Matt Hasselbeck, San Francisco seems to be trying to lose, and Seattle put their money in other positions.
Miami, however, was very interested in Kyle Orton. I don't know the behind-the-scenes reasons as to why this trade didn't work out, but it was a definite mistake by both parties.
Now, Miami Dolphins fans are heckling poor Chad Henne with "we want Orton" chants, and all anyone can talk about when the Broncos discussion come up is who will start at quarterback and does Tebow have what it takes.
Denver created a distracting situation for themselves here. Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd even called Orton's presence at training camp "awkward." Eek.